Emotional Well-being for the “Golden Oldies”

The Golden Years - what does that mean for us?  The Macmillan dictionary defines a golden oldie as something that is old but still popular – something that we would all like to believe we still are, as we advance in years!  The word ‘golden’ conjures up images of happy memories, achievements, families, friendship and

Skin Rejuvenation

Ageing is inevitable, it is a process which is influenced by diet, exercise, exposure to the elements, stress and general health. With the innovative technologies available to us today we are able to, not only slow the skins ageing process down, but we can reverse a lot of premature ageing. Free radicles from pollution, the

2014-08-12T12:10:17+02:00Aug 12th, 2014|Golden oldies, News, Skincare|

The Benefit of Pilates in the Golden Years

The Golden era of our lives holds a variety of changes and surprises that are not always planned or foreseen!   We must remain conscious of the benefits of proper training methods from a young age and the effect of changes our bodies will undergo!   We must adapt to those changes through all levels of maturity

2014-08-12T11:55:53+02:00Aug 12th, 2014|Golden oldies, Health and Fitness, News, Pilates|

Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis – The difference explained

Two common problems experienced as one ages are osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Often the difference between these two conditions is misunderstood. It is important to understand these conditions as arthritis is the leading cause of disability in adults.1 ‘Arthritis’ is a term which refers to over 100 conditions which affect the joints, however the two

Fall Prevention- Staying the right way up!

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalization, injury-related death, and the main reason for admission to an elderly care facility. Falls and fall-related injury decrease the quality of life and independence of many elderly adults each year. Falls can happen anywhere at any time but the majority happen unsuspectingly in the comfort of your

Back pain: a new “fisio” wife tackles the old fish wives tales

Back pain is a common problem worldwide which effects young and old. Unfortunately there is no panacea to curing a sore back. Over the years people have developed a host of different cures. Whether it is using Google for a diagnosis or dusting off one of granny’s stories, we all have an idea of what

Gait Plate Technology can be an indicator of Alzheimer’s Disease

Did you know that the way you walk can be an indicator for Alzheimer’s disease? New research shows that gait abnormalities or changes in walking often appear before a cognitive decline is apparent. Monitoring and tracking ambulation has now been proven to assist in the early diagnosis of apraxia (decrease or loss of lower limb

Aging Gracefully: 5 Nutrients You May Be Missing

Nutrition is key factor in determining the overall health and well-being of the elderly population. Older persons are particularly vulnerable to malnutrition. Up to 16% of pensioners in retirement villages are thought to be deficient in protein and calories1 and up to 35% are deficient in certain minerals and vitamins2. If we consider the importance